Mineral reserves in Iran’s Semnan province grow by 80%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 27
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
This Iranian year (started March 21, 2018), mineral reserves in Iran’s Semnan province increased by 80 percent, said Mohammad Forouhar, deputy head of the Semnan province Industry, Mine and Trade Organization for mining and mining industry affairs, the Public Relations Department of the organization said in a message.
Forouhar said that mineral reserves of the province increased by more than 15 million tons this year, and this is an 80-percent increase over the same period last year.
This year, 61 licenses on mining activities were issued, he noted, adding that about 247,000 tons of mining materials were extracted this year.
“Semnan province has great potential in the industrial sector,” he said. “The province holds 6th place in Iran in terms of extraction of mining materials. About 5 percent of all extracted mining materials in Iran account for this province.”
As for the mining materials extracted in Iran’s Hormozgan province last year, Ebrahim Saeedi, deputy head of the Hormozgan province Industry, Mine and Trade Organization for mining and mining industry affairs, told Shana news agency that their volume amounted to about 11 million tons.
This year, it is projected to extract 11-12 million tons of mining materials, he noted.
“The primary processing of mining materials is taking place in the province,” he said. “Thus, 35 workshops are engaged in the processing of mineral particles and powder. There is a powder micronizing plant in the Hormozgan province. Most of its products are exported to other countries.”